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As you may have noticed, I’ve been reviewing very intermittently for the past few months. There are a few reasons for this:
1) School was crazy. Like, I took seven classes in my final semester, plus an internship, plus a job kind of crazy. That ended in May, *throws confetti for graduation* but…
2) I went to New York City for the summer. I was accepted to and got a scholarship to attend the Columbia Publishing Course this past summer. It was basically like a dream come true for a bibliophile like me–every day it was like a who’s-who of the publishing industry, and OMG when I met the editor for Twilight, I about lost my cool. It was intense. But, in between New York and graduation…
3) I moved to Texas. And I live in a very small town in Texas. Like, I don’t have internet in my neighborhood kind of Small Town Texas. Admittedly, this is a total First World Problem, but when you’re a blogger and your life depends on internet, it gets very frustrating. Plus, my Starbucks bill has tripled since I’ve moved here.
So, that’s where I’ve been, but, I’m happy to say that I am now accepting reviews!
*throws more freakin’ confetti*
As a reminder, I’m really in to:
- New Adult
- Young Adult
I do read erotica and m/m stories, but our other reviewers read and review them with much more frequency than I do.
I’d love to read and review your book, and I’m happy to have the time to do so.
Feel free to e-mail me at MamaMia@MamaKittyReviews.com if you want me to check out your book, want to know more about my time at CPC, or if you just want to chat. I’m into that kind of thing, too.
The hotly anticipated sequel to the erotic sensation S.E.C.R.E.T., where women’s sexual fantasies become reality
Still wounded from a recent heartbreak over her boss and lover, Will, Cassie Robichaud throws herself into service with S.E.C.R.E.T., the mysterious organization that changed her forever by bringing her deepest sexual fantasies to life, one step at a time. Now, it’s Cassie’s turn to guide the group’s newest candidate, Dauphine Mason, recruiting men to execute a new set of fantasies.
At thirty-one, Dauphine is the proprietor of a New Orleans vintage clothing store. She’s been harboring a crush on Mark Drury, a local rock star, but is too shy to put herself out there with him. She turns to S.E.C.R.E.T. to reignite her sexual flame and find the confidence to risk her heart again with another man.
As Cassie worries that the right time will never come for her and Will, she finds inspiration helping Dauphine in S.E.C.R.E.T. Both women navigate the rocky path between their hearts and their passions, hoping to discover what they truly want in life and in love. S.E.C.R.E.T. Shared is a romantic, adventurous, and sexually charged sequel to one of the hottest new series in erotica
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Broadway Books (October 15, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0804136866
- ISBN-13: 978-0804136860
- FTC Disclosure: copy received from publisher for purpose of honest review
**Spoiler Alert** S.E.C.R.E.T. Shared is book 2 in the Secret Series so references below may be a spoiler for book 1 if you haven’t read it.
After finding love with her boss, Will, only to find out his ex-girlfriend is pregnant with his baby, Cassie has chosen to be a guide for S.E.C.R.E.T., in charge of recruiting a woman who needs help in the love department. While mending her broken heart, and helping Dauphine (the new recruit), she’s reunited with the man who made the most impact on her during her journey. But can she get over Will and have a solid relationship? How does Will react when he finds out the truth about this society she’s a part of?
This book goes back and forth between Cassie’s story and Dauphine’s story. I don’t want to give much away because I liked this book better than the first one and I think you should read it. One of my (and Cassie’s) favorite sexy men from book 1 is brought back. As well as one of my least favorite who will cause major drama for both Cassie and Dauphine.
I’m not a fan of the way S.E.C.R.E.T. Shared ended, but knowing there will be a third book lifts my spirits considerably.
Rating: 4 stars
Subject: Navy SEAL Lieutenant Blake Landon
Current Status: Two weeks of enforced leave
Mission: Distract himself in any way possible
Obstacle: A woman who tempts him to break the rules…including his own!
Navy SEAL Blake Landon (aka “Boy Scout”) knows the rule book inside and out. Checked. Rechecked. But when a mission ends badly, his entire team is ordered on leave. And that’s when Blake sees the tall redhead whose dark eyes suggest that the rules—especially those in bed—are made to be broken.
Scientist Alexia Lane has sex on the brain—partly for work, but mostly because she needs a man who makes her girly parts do the happy dance. Her only no-no? No military dudes. But Blake’s rockin’ bod promises delicious pleasures, and Alexia is halfway to sexual Nirvana before she can find out he’s actually a Navy SEAL.
And where one rule is broken, more are sure to follow….
- Print Length: 229 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0373797427
- Publisher: Harlequin Blaze (April 1, 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BNRJATG
- FTC Disclosure: Free NookBook
Alexia’s dad is an Admiral in the Navy, her mom the dutiful wife, and they both expected her and her brother to do what makes the family look good at all costs. It wasn’t easy growing up with such high expectations and now that she’s grown she refuses to date, sleep with, or be in any sort of relationship with someone in the military. When she meets Blake it’s only supposed to be a one night stand. One night turns into two and suddenly she doesn’t want to let him go. She realizes at her father’s retirement party, night 3, that he’s a Navy Seal. Uh oh…all bets are off. Feelings or no feelings, he’s military and off limits.
When Alexia gets kidnapped her father gives Blake the sole mission of going in to get her out and bring her home. Sparks fly again and make both Alexia and Blake second guess their decision to call things off.
I started out really liking this book, but things went south for me. First of all having a military background, I MUST say…a Navy Seal is NOT a Soldier! That reference is made A LOT in this book and it drives me nuts. There were also a few other military references that didn’t sit well with me.
I liked the connection that Alexia and Blake had at the beginning and I feel that should have been touched on a little more before she finds out he’s military. It’s like one minute they’re having sex and the next it’s 8 months later and she’s been kidnapped. Even the kidnapped/hostage situation felt rushed with not much detail. However, I did like the rescue scene and the “can’t keep my hands off of you” realistic situation in the tent. And I like the ending….knock off some of the crap in the middle, add a few scenes where they at least see each other or communicate in some way without a huge gap in the story and we might have a winner here.
Rating: 2 stars
From USA TODAY bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly comes WAKING UP MARRIED, a free book in Harlequin’s brand-new contemporary romance collection—Harlequin KISS.
Her first thought: “Who are you?”
It’s the morning after her cousin’s bachelorette party in Vegas and Megan Scott wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Even worse, she’s in a stranger’s penthouse having woken up with something else as well—a funny, arrogant, sexy…husband!
Up until now, finding even a boyfriend had seemed impossible—been there, got the broken heart, sworn off men for good. Then a few martinis with Carter…no, Connor Reed and she’s gone from first meet to marriage in one night!
Megan wants a lawyer. But Connor’s shocking bombshell?
“I don’t want a divorce.”
- Print Length: 251 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0263234541
- Publisher: Harlequin KISS (December 1, 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009YP9L7U
- FTC Disclosure: free NookBook
I’ve been sneaking around reading Harlequin romances since I was in elementary school. I’m guilty of loving the typically short, sexy, romantic, feel good stories. Waking Up Married didn’t leave me disappointed.
Megan has had her share of failed relationships and has decided all she wants is a child. A sperm donor will do…no relationship, just impregnate me and go.
Connor is just getting out of a relationship that he thought was perfect. She would be the trophy wife and accompany him to events and tag along when he’s out of town and he would make sure she was taken care of…but she wanted more. Who needs love in a relationship when everyone he has ever loved has failed him.
Things take an interesting turn for both Megan and Connor when they meet each other in Vegas. She has a plan but his is better….She can be his trophy wife (no love) and he can provide the children she so desperately wants. On a drunken whim they get married the same night they meet, only the next morning Megan has no recollection of getting married or why it seemed like a good idea. They decide on a 3 month trial, at the end of which they can continue the arrangement or get a divorce…
I really, really loved this book. Mira Lyn Kelly seems to be a writer who is easy to follow, will make you laugh and feel good.
Rating: 5 stars